Alan Prendergast's post about Pueblo's Philip Greaves, author of The Pedophile's Guide to Love and Pleasure, which was belatedly dumped by Amazon, has attracted some extraordinarily angry and vitriolic comments.
Consider the following, which is written entirely in capital letters.
Concerned Mother writes:
I CAN NOT BELIEVE THIS SICKO!!! I JUST GOT DONE READING AN ARTICAL WERE HE SAID THAT HE WAS INTRODUCED TO SEX AT THE AGE OF 7 SO HE HAS SYMPATHY FOR THESE SICK FREAKS.. WELL SCREW HIM... I WAS MOLESTED AND RAPED AT A YOUNG AGE I WAS AROUND SEX ASWELL BUT I DO NOT IN ANYWAY THINK IT IS OK TO "KISS AND FONDLE" A CHILD. CHILDREN ARE INNOCENT PEOPLE THEY DONT NEED TO BE TOUCHED OR LOVED IN A MANNER LIKE THAT. HOW DARE HE WRITE A BOOK LIKE THAT AND HOW DARE HE SAY ITS OK TO BE A PETOFILE HIS ASS SHOULD GO TO PRISON. I DONT CARE THAT HE HAS DEATH THRETS HIM AND ALL THOSE OTHER SICKOS DESERVE IT. ITS HARD FOR ME TO THINK ABOUT MY BABIES GROWING UP BECAUSE I CAN NOT PROTECT THEM FROM PEOPLE LIKE THIS AND I KNOW I CANT SHELTER THEM BUT NO ONE SHOULD HAVE TO GO THREW THAT PAIN HE IS ONE MESSED UP GUY AND I BELIEVE THAT YOU CAN NOT BE CHANGED FROM A RAPIST OR A PEDIFILE... IM JUST HAVING A REALLY HARD TIME UNDERSTANDING HOW SOME ONE COULD DEFEND A SICKO AND THERE HORRIBLE HABBITS. HE DISERVES THOSE THREATS AND IT MAKES ME EVEN SICKER KNOWING ME AND MY BABIES LIVE 2 HOURS AWAY FROM HIM...
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